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gambling

 
Adjective gambling has 1 sense
  1. dissipated, betting, card-playing, gambling, sporting - preoccupied with the pursuit of pleasure and especially games of chance; "led a dissipated life"; "a betting man"; "a card-playing son of a bitch"; "a gambling fool"; "sporting gents and their ladies"
    Antonym: nonindulgent (indirect, via indulgent)
Noun gambling has 1 sense
  1. gambling, gaming, play - the act of playing for stakes in the hope of winning (including the payment of a price for a chance to win a prize); "his gambling cost him a fortune"; "there was heavy play at the blackjack table"
    --1 is a kind of diversion, recreation; vice
    --1 has particulars:
     sporting life; bet, wager; game of chance, gambling game; unlicensed gambling; throw
    Derived form: verb gamble2
Verb gamble has 2 senses
  1. gamble, chance, risk, hazard, take chances, adventure, run a risk, take a chance - take a risk in the hope of a favorable outcome; "When you buy these stocks you are gambling"
    --1 is one way to try, seek, attempt, essay, assay
    Derived forms: noun gamble2, noun gambler2
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
  2. gamble - play games for money
    --2 is one way to
    play
    Derived forms: noun gamble1, noun gambler1, noun gambling1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
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